Carlos Correa, Jose Altuve power Astros to ALCS Game 1 win over Red Sox

Asia's Tech News Daily

It took a few deep shots, and one massive celebration late, but the Houston Astros made it past the Boston Red Sox on Friday night.

© Provided by Yahoo! Sports Carlos Correa celebrates his home run in the seventh inning of Game 1 of the ALCS on Friday night in Houston. (Bob Levey/Getty Images)

The Astros rallied back from an early 3-1 hole to beat the Red Sox 5-4 at Minute Maid Park to kick off the American League Championship Series and take a 1-0 series lead.

Winners win.

Final: #Astros 5, Red Sox 4

— Houston Astros (@astros) October 16, 2021

Correa, Altuve hit homers late to lift Astros

The Astros got out in front early in the first inning after Yordan Alvarez hit Jose Altuve in on a sacrifice fly to put them up 1-0. Houston was in what looked like a perfect position to blow the game wide open in the second inning, too, after loading up the bases on starting pitcher Chris Sale.

Then, up at bat to start the third, Boston centerfielder Hernandez hit a solo shot over the centerfield wall to tie things up.

Kiké Hernández CRUSHED this ball to tie it up 🔥💪


— Yahoo Sports MLB (@MLByahoosports) October 16, 2021

Boston got two more that inning to take a 3-1 lead after Xander Bogaerts scored on an error and then Rafael Devers reached on a Hunter Renfroe double.

Though the Red Sox seemed in complete control, the Astros whipped out a pair of home runs — including one with a ruthless bat drop — to flip the game back in their favor.

First in the sixth, Altuve drilled a two-run homer to tie the game up — which marked his 20th career postseason home run.



— Yahoo Sports (@YahooSports) October 16, 2021

Then, an inning later, Carlos Correa hit an absolute bomb to left field. He knew it was gone instantly, too, and threw his bat and pointed to his wrist celebrating before making it around the bases.




— Yahoo Sports (@YahooSports) October 16, 2021

“That was a good one, man,” Correa said on Fox. “Looking for a fastball, I knew he was going to try to pound me with a fastball up, and then he left the change up right there and I just happened to catch it up front.”

By then, the Red Sox were done. It was those two pitches, Boston manager Alex Cora said, that changed the course of the game.

“They took advantage of two pitches,” Cora said, via NESN’s George Balekji. “Altuve on the slider, Correa on the change up.”

The Astros picked up one more in the eighth for good measure behind an Altuve sacrifice fly to give them a two-run lead. Though Hernandez hit another home run to kick off the ninth inning — which marked his fourth hit in five at bats on the night — the Astros ended the night with three quick outs to seal the one-run win.

“Experience matters,” Correa said on Fox. “We know how to win. We know what it takes. We know how to prepare for these moments, not only physically but also mentally. We want to be in the spot, we want to be in the moment, and we live for this.”

As for the duo of Altuve and Correa — who combined for four RBIs on Friday night — Astros manager Dusty Baker had a comparison he knows Boston sports fans are sure to love.

“It’s like Tom Brady and Gronkowski,” Baker said, via the Houston Chronicle’s Chandler Rome.

Internet Explorer Channel Network
Asia's Tech News Daily
News Related


NBC5 In Depth: How hospitals are preparing for omicron variant with already-tight capacity

NBC5 In Depth: How hospitals are preparing for omicron variant with already-tight capacity Read more »

California's governor writes children's book about dyslexia

California Gov. Gavin Newsom poses for a photo with a pair of youngsters after the 90th annual State Capitol Tree Lighting Ceremony in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021. Newsom ... Read more »

Video: Can omicron overtake delta as dominant coronavirus variant?

An infectious disease specialist in Massachusetts says evidence from South Africa shows the omicron variant took off even more rapidly than previous variants did. Read more »

Cost of Christmas dinner rises by 3.4 per cent to £27.48

© Provided by Daily Mail MailOnline logo The price of a typical Christmas turkey dinner has risen 3.4% this year as rocketing inflation pushes up food prices, according to new ... Read more »

PL 2021: Tottenham Hotspur in big trouble as six players and two staff members test Covid-19 positive

© Provided by Zee News Tottenham Hotspur have been hit by a Covid-19 outbreak ahead of Thursday’s Europa League match against Rennes as up to six Tottenham first-team players and ... Read more »

Ashes: Australia's loss to India proves they are not impossible to beat at Gabba, says Jos Buttler

England wicketkeeper-batter Jos Buttler acknowledged Australia’s dominance at the Gabba over the years but said it’s not impossible to beat the hosts at the iconic venue. England and Australia resume ... Read more »

Davina McCall and dog, Bo wear adorable matching Christmas jumpers

© Mike Marsland/Getty Davina McCall shared an adorable photograph wearing a matching Christmas jumper to her dog, Bo, to welcome in the festive season. Davina McCall took to Instagram to ... Read more »

Brexit Britain victory! Firms eye export explosion outside EU - majority turn back on bloc

In the lead up to the 2016 vote for the UK to split from Brussels, a whole host of politicians (including government officials), and business leaders warned that Brexit would ... Read more »

9 Next Generation Singaporean Rich Kids On Instagram

© Provided by The Asian Parent Thanks to social media we ca now take a peek into the lavish lifestyles of many Singaporean social elites. From the fashionable Jamie Chua, ... Read more »

Council tax UK warning as mega-£31BN merger puts 'hundreds of millions of pounds' at risk

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) have issued the warning after reviewing plans for Veolia and Suez to merge, a deal also being reviewed by a number of other competition ... Read more »

Next posts snap of 'gorgeous' cosy knitwear but fans are only praising the model

With the weather getting colder, and Christmas fast approaching, it’s time to invest in some fashionable knitwear. There’s no need to compromise looking amazing when trying to keep warm this ... Read more »

OPINION - A Christmas party might well foreshadow the prime minister's fall

When you think about it, it is not all that surprising that the Government’s messaging on Christmas parties this year has been a bit of a mess — since it ... Read more »

What time does The Ashes start tonight? TV details, live streaming and latest odds

England take on bitter rivals Australia looking to address their poor recent record Down Under, and regain the Ashes. One of sport’s most celebrated rivalries will be resumed once again ... Read more »

Unions plot Christmas strikes at Tesco distribution centres over pay

© Provided by Daily Mail MailOnline logo Tesco is facing disruption at its stores over the festive period as union workers plot industrial action at distribution centres just ahead of ... Read more »

The pretty village 2 hours from London where Bridget Jones celebrated Christmas

Arguably one of the most popular ways to get that festive magic flowing is by snuggling up in front of a lovely Christmas film in the evening. How about taking ... Read more »

German economy panic: Orders plummet suddenly as export squeeze bites - 'sharp decline'

German industries received 6.9 percent fewer orders in October than in September, a fall caused by a decrease in foreign interest. The drop in demand follows two consecutive months showing ... Read more »

Two shot, one killed in Queens home invasion: cops

A shooter barged inside a home and opened fire, striking a 40-year-old man in the head and chest, and a 25-year-old man in the leg and shoulder. Christopher Sadowski One ... Read more »

I bedded my hot boss at my work Christmas party – he lasted two minutes, I was crushed & couldn't face him after

NEARLY half of Brits admitted to lusting over a work colleague in our Christmas sex survey – and for Sarah Barns, the object of her fantasies was her boss. Describing ... Read more »

Study finds omicron causes more reinfections, 80 years since Pearl Harbor: 5 Things podcast

On today’s episode of the 5 Things podcast: Omicron causes more reinfections, study finds It’s still not clear if the variant makes people more sick. Plus, it’s been 80 years ... Read more »

'Sea State': A woman on the brink dives into sex, drugs and oil rig workers

Tabitha Lasley’s debut memoir “Sea State” (Ecco, 240 pp., ★★ out of four) sells itself as a “study of love, masculinity, and the cost of a profession that few outside ... Read more »

Elon Musk says there aren't 'enough people,' birthrate could threaten human civilization

Business mogul Elon Musk is more concerned with under-population than over-population. The Tesla CEO said Monday that there are “not enough people” in the world and it could threaten human ... Read more »

Investors push food & drink companies, govts over 'nutrition crisis'

By Simon Jessop © Reuters/Lisi Niesner A combination of illustrations shows apples, bananas, pears, celery, peppers, a head of lettuce, parsnips, a cucumber and onions, wrapped in plastic as bought ... Read more »

EU plan for anti-coercion trade measure faces scepticism

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Commission will propose on Wednesday a new trade defence measure designed to combat non-European Union countries wielding undue pressure on any of the bloc’s members, ... Read more »

Rathburn pleads no contest in CSC case

Skylar Rathburn, 22, will face up to 15 years in prison when he is sentenced Jan. 31 in Branch County Circuit Court. Rathburn entered no contest pleas to second- and ... Read more »

Stellantis wants to outfit cars with AI to drive up revenue

The Associated PressFILE – The Stellantis sign outside is shown on Jan. 19, 2021 at the Chrysler Technology Center in Auburn Hills, Mich. Carmaker Stellantis announced a strategy Tuesday to ... Read more »

Boris Johnson says it is ‘complete nonsense' to claim he ordered evacuation of dogs from Kabul – UK politics live

LIVE – Updated at 13:33 Latest updates: PM denies claim from Foreign Office whistleblower. Johnson says it is ‘complete nonsense’ to claim he ordered evacuation of dogs from Kabul 13:33 ... Read more »

Mississippi man executed for slaying admits to second murder before death

David Neal Cox was the first inmate to be executed in Mississippi in nine years. Mississippi Department of Corrections via AP A Mississippi man who was executed for shooting dead ... Read more »

New laws to accelerate UAE's economic transition

© Provided by Khaleej Times Abdullah bin Ahmed Al Saleh, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Economy, at the media briefing in Dubai on Tuesday. — Supplied photo The sweeping law ... Read more »

Understanding mainland vs freezone company setup options in the UAE

© Motivate Publishing Dubai UAE Are you planning on setting up a company in the UAE but feel unsure what type of company to incorporate? There are a number of ... Read more »

Top 10 all-time ATP career-prize money earners: Novak Djokovic widens the gap at the top

© PA Images A joyful Novak Djokovic He added “only” $9.1 million to his total this year, but world No 1 Novak Djokovic remains well clear of the field in ... Read more »

Spider-Man: No Way Home star Tom Holland says being with Zendaya is like ‘having a shoulder to cry on'

© Provided by Hindustan Times Zendaya and Tom Holland steal the spotlight at Spider-Man: No Way Home red carpet event. (AP) Star couple Tom Holland and Zendaya are gearing up ... Read more »

The `Ticket to Finale` task gets intense, Devoleena says no one is the winner

© Provided by Mid-Day The race to the endgame of COLORS` `BIGG BOSS` begins tonight! In today`s episode, the house announces the `Ticket To Finale` that gets everyone`s adrenaline soaring. ... Read more »

Trending TV News Today: Rakhi gets into physical fight with Abhijit Bichukale, Bharti Singh reacts to attending VicKat wedding, Tejasswi Prakash's brother is all game for TejRan and more

© Provided by Let’s walk y’all through the TOP trending newsmakers of the day. Furious Rakhi lashes out at Bichukale In the upcoming episode of Bigg Boss 15, we ... Read more »

Man is almost mown down by bus as he dashes across pedestrian crossing

© Provided by Daily Mail MailOnline logo This is the heart-stopping moment a man narrowly avoided being hit by a bus when he ran across a pedestrian crossing. The incident ... Read more »

When Vicky Kaushal and Katrina Kaif almost starred in a film together

© Provided by Mid-Day As Vicky Kaushal and Katrina Kaif are all set to make it official, let`s take a look when the actor confessed how he almost did a ... Read more »

Man killed family, then self, over faked vaccine pass -German prosecutor

© Reuters/CHRISTIAN MANG German police find five dead from shooting and stabbing BERLIN (Reuters) – A man who killed his wife and three young children before taking his own life ... Read more »

When does The Dawning 2021 start in Destiny 2?

© Provided by GamePur The Dawning is Destiny 2’s traditional Christmas season event, normally lasting for three weeks and involves the baking of all manner of delicious treats. Players need ... Read more »

Review: Jaan's autumn menu is a quiet force that deserves your attention

© Provided by Lifestyle Asia At Jaan by Kirk Westaway, the best seats in the house are the tables by the windows. From the 70th floor, they offer an IMAX ... Read more »

Russia-Ukraine border: What is happening and will tensions lead to war?

A crucial phone call is due to take place later between US president Joe Biden and Russian leader Vladimir Putin at a time when there are warnings that war will break out between neighbours Russia and Ukraine. Read more »

Loose Women suffers awkward accident after guest crashes into Christmas tree

Loose Women suffered an awkward accident before the show even began today after a guest ended up crashing into a Christmas tree live on air. Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby ... Read more »
On you will find lots of free English exam practice materials to help you improve your English skills: grammar, listening, reading, writing, ielts, toeic